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Fantasy Football: Week 6 rankings


Fantasy Football: Week 6 rankings

Here we go, fantasy football rankings for Week 6. Some quick thoughts:

* Players I like more than normal this week: Sam Bradford, Blake Bortles, Lamar Miller, Charcandrick West, Giovani Bernard, David Johnson, Julian Edelman, Allen Hurns, Willie Snead, Eric Decker, Marquess Wilson

* Players I like less than normal this week: Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, Jeremy Hill, Alfred Morris, Antonio Brown, Pierre Garcon

* Stating the obvious: If you own Patriots, you start your Patriots in this true revenge game against the Colts. Only fear involves say LeGarrette Blount or Rob Gronkowski gobbling up the touchdown and leaving say Dion Lewis or Julian Edelman out of the scoring fun. This is what we call a minor worry.


Tom Brady - NE at Ind
Aaron Rodgers - GB vs. SD
Carson Palmer - ARI at Pit
Eli Manning - NYG at Phi
Matt Ryan - ATL at NO
Andrew Luck - IND vs. NE
Drew Brees - NO vs. Atl
Andy Dalton - CIN at Buf
Philip Rivers - SD at GB
Sam Bradford - PHI vs. NYG
Joe Flacco - BAL at SF
Blake Bortles - JAC vs. Hou
Ryan Tannehill - MIA at Ten
Jay Cutler - CHI at Det
Marcus Mariota - TEN vs. Mia
Peyton Manning - DEN at Cle
Teddy Bridgewater - MIN vs. KC
Russell Wilson - SEA vs. Car
Ryan Fitzpatrick - NYJ vs. Was
Colin Kaepernick - SF vs. Bal
Cam Newton - CAR at Sea
Matthew Stafford - DET vs. Chi
Josh McCown - CLE vs. Den
Brian Hoyer - HOU at Jac
Alex Smith - KC at Min
Kirk Cousins - WAS at NYJ
Michael Vick - PIT vs. Ari
EJ Manuel - BUF vs. Cin

Running backs

Adrian Peterson - MIN vs. KC
Devonta Freeman - ATL at NO
Arian Foster - HOU at Jac
Matt Forte - CHI at Det
Le'Veon Bell - PIT vs. Ari
Eddie Lacy - GB vs. SD
Mark Ingram - NO vs. Atl
Chris Ivory - NYJ vs. Was
Marshawn Lynch - SEA vs. Car
Justin Forsett - BAL at SF
Dion Lewis - NE at Ind
Lamar Miller - MIA at Ten
Charcandrick West - KC at Min
Chris Johnson - ARI at Pit
Carlos Hyde - SF vs. Bal
LeGarrette Blount - NE at Ind
Frank Gore - IND vs. NE
DeMarco Murray - PHI vs. NYG
C.J. Anderson - DEN at Cle
Giovani Bernard - CIN at Buf
Danny Woodhead - SD at GB
Melvin Gordon - SD at GB
T.J. Yeldon - JAC vs. Hou
Shane Vereen - NYG at Phi
Duke Johnson - CLE vs. Den
David Johnson - ARI at Pit
Isaiah Crowell - CLE vs. Den
Ryan Mathews - PHI vs. NYG
Ronnie Hillman - DEN at Cle
Jeremy Hill - CIN at Buf
Rashad Jennings - NYG at Phi
Ameer Abdullah - DET vs. Chi
Dan Herron - BUF vs. Cin
Jonathan Stewart - CAR at Sea
Matt Jones - WAS at NYJ
Andre Ellington - ARI at Pit
Bishop Sankey - TEN vs. Mia
Antonio Andrews - TEN vs. Mia
C.J. Spiller - NO vs. Atl
Knile Davis - KC at Min
Chris Thompson - WAS at NYJ
Bilal Powell - NYJ vs. Was
Alfred Morris - WAS at NYJ
Darren Sproles - PHI vs. NYG
Khiry Robinson - NO vs. Atl
Javorius Allen - BAL at SF
Theo Riddick - DET vs. Chi
Alfred Blue - HOU at Jac
Thomas Rawls - SEA vs. Car
Anthony Dixon - BUF vs. Cin
Tevin Coleman - ATL at NO
DeAngelo Williams - PIT vs. Ari
Andre Williams - NYG at Phi
James Starks - GB vs. SD
Zach Zenner - DET vs. Chi
Dexter McCluster - TEN vs. Mia
Fred Jackson - SEA vs. Car
Joique Bell - DET vs. Chi
Cameron Artis-Payne - CAR at Sea
Kyle Juszczyk - BAL at SF

Wide receiver

DeAndre Hopkins - HOU at Jac
A.J. Green - CIN at Buf
Julian Edelman - NE at Ind
Odell Beckham - NYG at Phi
Larry Fitzgerald - ARI at Pit
Julio Jones - ATL at NO
Demaryius Thomas - DEN at Cle
Randall Cobb - GB vs. SD
Brandon Marshall - NYJ vs. Was
Calvin Johnson - DET vs. Chi
Emmanuel Sanders - DEN at Cle
Keenan Allen - SD at GB
Allen Robinson - JAC vs. Hou
T.Y. Hilton - IND vs. NE
James Jones - GB vs. SD
Jeremy Maclin - KC at Min
Antonio Brown - PIT vs. Ari
Brandin Cooks - NO vs. Atl
Allen Hurns - JAC vs. Hou
Jordan Matthews - PHI vs. NYG
Donte Moncrief - IND vs. NE
Willie Snead - NO vs. Atl
Eric Decker - NYJ vs. Was
John Brown - ARI at Pit
Marquess Wilson - CHI at Det
Jarvis Landry - MIA at Ten
Kendall Wright - TEN vs. Mia
Travis Benjamin - CLE vs. Den
Mike Wallace - MIN vs. KC
Leonard Hankerson - ATL at NO
Anquan Boldin - SF vs. Bal
Kamar Aiken - BAL at SF
Golden Tate - DET vs. Chi
Torrey Smith - SF vs. Bal
Pierre Garcon - WAS at NYJ
Steve Smith - BAL at SF
Doug Baldwin - SEA vs. Car
Rueben Randle - NYG at Phi
Alshon Jeffery - CHI at Det
Ty Montgomery - GB vs. SD
Ted Ginn - CAR at Sea
Michael Floyd - ARI at Pit
Rishard Matthews - MIA at Ten
Marvin Jones - CIN at Buf
Jamison Crowder - WAS at NYJ
Sammy Watkins - BUF vs. Cin
Malcom Floyd - SD at GB
Cecil Shorts - HOU at Jac
Martavis Bryant - PIT vs. Ari
Josh Huff - PHI vs. NYG
Percy Harvin - BUF vs. Cin
DeSean Jackson - WAS at NYJ
Dwayne Harris - NYG at Phi
Taylor Gabriel - CLE vs. Den
Jermaine Kearse - SEA vs. Car
Eddie Royal - CHI at Det
Steve Johnson - SD at GB
Roddy White - ATL at NO
Robert Woods - BUF vs. Cin
Danny Amendola - NE at Ind
Brandon Coleman - NO vs. Atl
Marlon Brown - BAL at SF
Andre Johnson - IND vs. NE
Phillip Dorsett - IND vs. NE
Riley Cooper - PHI vs. NYG
Josh Bellamy - CHI at Det
DeVante Parker - MIA at Ten
Mohamed Sanu - CIN at Buf

Tight end

Rob Gronkowski - NE at Ind
Travis Kelce - KC at Min
Martellus Bennett - CHI at Det
Greg Olsen - CAR at Sea
Antonio Gates - SD at GB
Tyler Eifert - CIN at Buf
Jimmy Graham - SEA vs. Car
Charles Clay - BUF vs. Cin
Gary Barnidge - CLE vs. Den
Delanie Walker - TEN vs. Mia
Jordan Cameron - MIA at Ten
Richard Rodgers - GB vs. SD
Julius Thomas - JAC vs. Hou
Kyle Rudolph - MIN vs. KC
Zach Ertz - PHI vs. NYG
Larry Donnell - NYG at Phi
Jacob Tamme - ATL at NO
Derek Carrier - WAS at NYJ
Darren Fells - ARI at Pit
Ladarius Green - SD at GB
Coby Fleener - IND vs. NE
Owen Daniels - DEN at Cle
Heath Miller - PIT vs. Ari
Garrett Celek - SF vs. Bal
Maxx Williams - BAL at SF


Stephen Gostkowski - NE at Ind
Justin Tucker - BAL at SF
Matt Bryant - ATL at NO
Steven Hauschka - SEA vs. Car
Mason Crosby - GB vs. SD
Jason Myers - JAC vs. Hou
Blair Walsh - MIN vs. KC
Brandon McManus - DEN at Cle
Josh Brown - NYG at Phi
Ryan Succop - TEN vs. Mia
Nick Folk - NYJ vs. Was
Nick Novak - HOU at Jac
Zach Hocker - NO vs. Atl
Chandler Catanzaro - ARI at Pit
Matt Prater - DET vs. Chi
Adam Vinatieri - IND vs. NE
Caleb Sturgis - PHI vs. NYG
Mike Nugent - CIN at Buf
Graham Gano - CAR at Sea
Cairo Santos - KC at Min
Phil Dawson - SF vs. Bal
Andrew Franks - MIA at Ten


Denver Broncos - DEN at Cle
New York Jets - NYJ vs. Was
Arizona Cardinals - ARI at Pit
Seattle Seahawks - SEA vs. Car
Cincinnati Bengals - CIN at Buf
Minnesota Vikings - MIN vs. KC
Green Bay Packers - GB vs. SD
New England Patriots - NE at Ind
Carolina Panthers - CAR at Sea
Baltimore Ravens - BAL at SF
Buffalo Bills - BUF vs. Cin
Houston Texans - HOU at Jac
Philadelphia Eagles - PHI vs. NYG
New York Giants - NYG at Phi
Jacksonville Jaguars - JAC vs. Hou
Detroit Lions - DET vs. Chi
Kansas City Chiefs - KC at Min
Washington Redskins - WAS at NYJ
Tennessee Titans - TEN vs. Mia
Atlanta Falcons - ATL at NO

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Redskins add another ex-Cowboy as they sign CB Orlando Scandrick

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Redskins add another ex-Cowboy as they sign CB Orlando Scandrick

The Redskins seem to love former Cowboys. They signed another one today.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media is reporting that Washington has agreed to terms with cornerback Orlando Scandrick. The early numbers put the contract at up to $10 million over two years.

Scandrick, 31, has played for the Cowboys since they made him a fifth-round pick in the 2008 draft. In nine seasons in the league, Scandrick has eight interceptions and seven forced fumbles.

He has been plagued by injuries the last three years. Scandrick was out for the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL. In 2016 he missed four games with a hamstring injury and he finished last season on injured reserve with a back injury. Whether his struggles last year were due to injuries or age remains to be seen.

Scandrick joins Nosh Norman, Quinton Dunbar, Fabian Moreau, and Josh Holsey at cornerback for the Redskins. Holsey is the only natural slot corner in the group and he played very sparingly as a rookie last year. Scandrick likely will fill the slot role until Holsey is ready.

We will see what the signing costs in terms of salary cap impact when we see the details of the contract. The phrase “up to” generally means that there are incentives included in the deal so we will have to see.

In recent years, the Redskins have signed former Cowboys defensive linemen Stephen Bowen, Jason Hatcher, and Terrell McClain.


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Redskins guarantee Alex Smith a whopping $71 million in new contract

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Redskins guarantee Alex Smith a whopping $71 million in new contract

When the Redskins traded for Alex Smith on January 30, news also broke that he had agreed to a four-year extension with Washington in addition to the one year left on his contract with the Chiefs. While we got some top-line numbers on the deal, we have gone since then without any details.

Until now.

The details show a deal that has a slightly higher cap hit in 2018 than was on his original Chiefs contract and the numbers rise gradually over the life of the deal, which runs through 2022. The top line numbers are five years, $111 million, an average annual value of $22.2 million per year. 


Smith got a $27 million signing bonus and his salaries for 2018 ($13 million) and 2019 ($15 million) also are fully guaranteed at signing making the total $55 million (information via Over the Cap, which got data from a report by Albert Breer).

But there is another $16 million that is guaranteed for all practical purposes. On the fifth day of the 2019 league year, his 2020 salary of $16 million becomes fully guaranteed. He almost assuredly will get to the point where that money will become guaranteed since the Redskins are not going to cut him after one year having invested $55 million in him. So the total guarantees come to $71 million.

His 2021 salary is $19 million and it goes up to $21 million in 2022. There have been reports of some incentives available to Smith, but since we have no details, we’ll set those aside for now.

The cap hits on the contract are as follows:

2018: $18.4 million
2019: $20.0 million
2020: $21.4 million
2021: $24.4 million
2022: $26.4 million

The Redskins can realistically move on from Smith after 2020. There would be net cap savings of $13 million in 2021 and $21 million in 2022.

The first impression of the deal is that the Redskins did not move on from Kirk Cousins because they didn’t want to guarantee a lot of money to a quarterback. The total practical guarantee of $71 million is second only to Cousins’ $82.5 million. It should be noted that Cousins’ deal runs for three years and Smith’s contract is for five.


Stay up to date on the Redskins. Rich Tandler covers the team 365 days a year. Like his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter @TandlerNBCS.